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The long and short of it is this.
I have 3 female geese penned with a gander. They grew up
all together now 2 years old. Happy, bonded , etc.
Problem is I got lots of eggs I wanted to hatch. All eggs
sterile. Conclusion is that the gander is sterile.
I want a fertile gander for the 3 females.
So , how to replace the sterile gander?
If I remove him, will the females accept the replacement?
I don't think it possible to introduce a second gander without
causing a big ruckus .
 

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Do the geese have a pond, or at least a wading pool?
 

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Do the geese have a pond, or at least a wading pool?
I can see where you going with this. Some geese need water to breed. Even a small pool could help with a successful breeding. What breed of geese do you have?
 

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White holland geese .
They have a pool big enough to breed in. I watched the gander
Mount the females . Looked like he did his duties but no
fertile eggs.
The pool is deep enough they can swim in.
How big and deep is necessary for breeding geese?
 

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Your pool sounds as if it is deep enough. If you don't want to wait, you can get another gander. It might take some time, but two ganders can get along fine. Even flocks of geese that have several ganders may only experience confrontation at breeding season.

Infertility is certainly possible, but it's not as common as you might think.

You mention that they are penned. Do they have time out to graze and be geese?


Forgot to add...if they are constantly penned, adding a gander might present some issues. It's when they range and have space that more than one gander have less issues.
 

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Thanks. I was talking to the lady at the feed store. She suggested
the same. Adding another gander would prove the possible
sterility problem. The geese are so used to the pen, I let
them out on grass for short periods. I have to keep them
out of the run of wolf once came around grabbed geese I had
then. They feel safe and happy in large pen. I'm hoping another
introduced gander will be okay. I'm used to the gander I have
now very tame and keeps the girls as a happy group.
 
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